Single channel digital video, RT 62 min, 2014-15 (trailer above)
Working with a cast of skilled performers, Nightingales explores themes of aspiration and failure through durational action, a meditation on the reach for ideals beyond physical limitations.
They have the look of a crocodile, the grin of an ape, the legs of a peacock,
the paunch of a cow, the shape of an elephant, brains of a goose, the throat of a pig, and the tail of a mouse.
- The Remarkable Trial of the Queen of Quavers, 1778
Pianist & Voice Teacher:
Butternose Boy 01 & Vocal Student:
Butternose Boy 02:
Laura Van Kouwenberg
Nightingales was created while part of the Working Artist Project fellowship with the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. The film was debuted at the museum in July 2015 as part of a solo exhibition under the same name.